Alaska

Caitlin Tan

More people in Bristol Bay during the summer means more patients seeking care at the Camai Health Clinic.

Unicorn Gardens faces challenges of Alaska weather, wildlife

Jun 16, 2017
KDLG

Patricia Treydte has been working on Unicorn Gardens for 35 years, and takes great pride in supplying fresh local produce all summer long.

Dillingham discusses state budget

Sep 22, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

The billion dollar question on Monday night was what the state of Alaska should do about the gap between its revenue and expenses....

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Department of Health and Social Services says flu cases in Alaska have been on the rise in the last month. 

Coast Guard Opens FOL in Cold Bay

Oct 21, 2014
Weather Channel

The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews opened a seasonal forward operating location in Cold Bay on Sunday. The Coast Guard aircrews transferred equipment to Cold Bay to reduce response time to Bristol Bay, the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands. 

Petty Officer Kelly Parker says the Coast Guard picks forward operating locations based on how busy it is in the area.

“A lot of activity going on, whether it’s fishing, so our response time can be quicker if there’s any mariners in distress.”

With the Baby Boom generation approaching 80, AARP released a new Scorecard rating states based on long-term care for old residents.  Alaska ranks fifth in the nation overall but AARP warns that doesn’t mean everything is perfect. 

The Scorecard looks at long-term care for older adults, people with physical disabilities and family care givers.  AARP conducted the study, with the help of The Commonwealth Fun and SCAN Foundation, to provide states with an idea of where they need to improve in long-term care.  

A new poll from Gallup indicates that Alaskans are the most satisfied with their standard of living compared to the rest of the states.

Former Territorial Governor Mike Stepovich Passes

Feb 14, 2014
Alaska State Archieves

The last surviving Territorial Governor of Alaska died Friday in San Diego after suffering a severe injury earlier this month. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

The population of the State of Alaska increased by 3.7-percent according to new estimates from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The new statewide population estimate is 736,399 individuals living in Alaska. That’s up from the 710.2-thousand people recorded in the 2010 Census. The increase of just over 26-thousand individuals puts the population growth rate for the state at 3.7-percent. That outpaces the national growth rate of 2.4-percent.

ASMI

Alaska is synonymous with seafood and this month is National Seafood Month. The seafood marketing arm of the State of Alaska is hoping seafood lovers will help celebrate by snapping a picture. Tyson Fick is a spokesman for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Congressman Don Young Votes to Delay "Obamacare"

Sep 30, 2013

Congressman Don Young has chosen to vote with his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives to delay implementation of the “Affordable Care Act”. Young voted for a continuing resolution on Sunday that seeks to fund the federal government through mid-December. However, the resolution doesn’t seem to have the support of the majority in the U.S. Senate because it includes a one-year delay in the “Affordable Care Act”.

According to recent surveys, Alaskan overwhelmingly oppose military action in Syria. KTOO's Rosemarie Alexander has more:

Forty-one Alaskans were registered to run the Boston Marathon. APRN checked in with a few of the Alaska residents in attendance during Monday's bombings.

McDonald's Pulls McBites From Menu

Apr 2, 2013

KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports on McDonald's decision to discontinue their short-lived Fish McBites...

The plummeting mercury in Alaska this time of year doesn't keep bikers inside. More and more of them are heading to recreational trails and to the office on "fat bikes." They look like mountain bikes on steroids, with tires wider than most people's arms.

Kevin Breitenbach runs the bike shop at Beaver Sports in Alaska's second-largest city. Aboard a fat bike, he makes his way down a trail that winds through a forest as wet, quarter-sized snowflakes drop from the sky. Visibility is low, and the snow hides the roughest spots on the trail.